Trent Richardson remains confident after a bad year


Trent Richardson was nothing short of terrible after the Colts traded a first-round draft pick for him last season. But Richardson hasn’t lost his confidence.

Richardson told reporters today that when he looks in the mirror, he sees the same running back who was viewed as a can’t-miss prospect heading into the draft two years ago.

“As far as confidence, man, I can’t wait. There’s a lot that I want to do,” Richardson said. “I’ve been playing football my whole life. I never thought it would become a struggle for me. I look back at it and I say, ‘Hey, you’re still the guy, you’re still the Trent Richardson you’ve always been. Just keep your mindset right.'”

Now Richardson needs to do something to inspire confidence in the Colts’ coaches, who phased him out of the offense as the season wore on. He sure didn’t do that last year, when he played 14 games for the Colts and totaled just 458 yards on 157 carries — and followed that with an even worse performance in the postseason, with four carries for one yard and one fumble. If Richardson isn’t a whole lot better than that this year, he belongs on the bench.

44 responses to “Trent Richardson remains confident after a bad year

  1. I have to admit it when I’m wrong. I thought the Browns were idiots for trading him away. As it turns out the Colts were idiots for trading for this guy.

  2. belongs on the bench? if he isn’t a whole lot better than that, he belongs in the CFL, or some other place besides the NFL.

  3. Nobody runs into the backside of his lineman trying to make a hole where there isn’t one quite like TR. Best of luck Colts.

    Hard to think of one other thing that Lombardi and Banner did correct last year. But at least they gone ONE right.

  4. If he isn’t a whole lot better than that this year, he’s not qualified for the bench…

  5. So the Browns got a first round pick for him and every mock draft doesn’t have a rb going in the first round this year. Unless you have AP, you plug and play guys for pretty much no money.

  6. Kevin Costner knew exactly what he was doing when he got rid of this guy… Not to mention the 3 first rounders he got in return.

  7. All the Browns fans laughing at the Colts for giving up a 1st, think about what the browns gave up to move up to pick him! LMAO!!

  8. Easiest position to play and can’t figure it out. Can’t run because he has no vision. Browns are laughing on this one.

  9. They are all confident in April. Not only did the Brownies make out in the trade, Jim Brown was right on in his assessment of Trent R.

  10. It would not be out of the realm of possibility for this guy to return to his old form and prove all of his doubters wrong.

    Not highly likely but definitely a possibility.

  11. Hey, the Colts ypc was bottom of the league last year, regardless of who toted the rock. Unless they build a line nobody can run.

  12. Good teams have patience in players and crap teams give up on em too soon that’s the difference between the terds and the Colts. Richardson will have a monster year next season RBs like him always take time to develop bc they aren’t that fast just look at Marshawn Lynch who took 18 games to crack only 50 yards n he’s exactly same kind of RB. It’s no coincidence that the Browns n Bills are the two trading teams and the Seahawks n Colts both got the gifted RBs. They’re both once in a generation RBs with combo of strength size and speed n most teams would trade for either despite what the foolish sports columnists say. Richardson will get 1,200 yards easy this season on a SB contender while the Browns have 5 wins and brag about their 2 offensive linemen looking forward to their next draft day. It’s sad when you care more about a team bc of it’s impact on fantasy football than actual on field play.

  13. The Browns offensive line was good enough for Trent to have holes to hit. Watch any tape. He danced instead of hitting the hole. In the NFL, he who hesitates is lost. He’s a great guy and I hope he figures it out.

  14. Hindsight is always 20/20. When the trade went down, despite what people are saying now, most people thought the Browns were fools for giving up one of their best players. He had a great rookie year despite playing through injuries and with terrible qb play. The Colts desperately needed a rb, with ballard on ir and bradshaw’s health questionable (eventually put on ir). After a full offseason to learn the offense and the Colts hopefully addressing the offensive line, he has to be better…I hope.

  15. who woulda thought that Mark Ingram would be better at this stage of the game?

  16. “If Richardson isn’t a whole lot better than that this year, he belongs on the bench.”

    False. If he isn’t a whole lot better than that this year he belongs in the bleachers. Serving peanuts.

    So glad we got a first-rounder for this guy. I do wish him the best, though, but a bust is a bust.


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